A portable fire extinguisher is a first response life safety device that helps prevent or even stop the spread of a small fire.
There are six main types of fire extinguisher with the most common being a Dry Power. The others are water, foam, carbon dioxide, wet chemical and vaporising liquid.
Food trucks have been available in Australia for many decades, think Mr Whippy.
But the new food truck trend is now in full steam and the Codes, Standards and other legal requirements have not kept up, so we find ourselves with an array of choice for the best type of fire extinguisher for a food truck.
In most cases the best fire extinguisher for a food truck that does not cook using a deep fat fry station is a dry powder type that is red in colour with a white horizontal band and a fire blanket.
These extinguishers come in a range of sizes but the most common for a home has a 4A:40B:E rating with a 2.5kg capacity, a 14.3 second discharge time and mounting bracket.
A food truck with a deep fat fryer should also carry a wet chemical fire extinguisher with a minimum of a 2 litre capacity for Class F fires.
In a food truck, we also recommend a fire blanket which can be used to help prevent the spread and smother a fire.
Of course should the need arise extinguishers with increased performance ratings and other types of fire are also available.
Excellent & compact extinguisher for Class F fires in small kitchens such as food trucks.
This lightweight fire extinguisher is a must when cooking with deep fat fryers. Suitable for any food van or small shop. Its fast acting wet chemical solution smoothers the fire in the vat.
This wet chemical fire extinguisher is specifically required for Class F - Oil & Fat fires used in cooking. It also offers limited Class A, flammable material fires such as paper, wood and plastics.
The directional hose allows for accurate use. Extremely high performance rating for its size. Comes with light weight vehicle bracket and wall hanging mount. Pre pressurised ready for use.
With a 4A:40B:E this general purpose fire extinguisher is an excellent choice for food trucks.
Experience peace of mind with our 2.5kg ABE Dry Powder Fire Extinguisher, a versatile and powerful tool designed to tackle various types of fires. Rated at 4A:40B:E, it's an ideal general-purpose fire extinguisher for both homes, businesses, vehicles, caravans, motorhomes and food trucks.
The high-quality thick powder coating ensures lasting UV resistance, while the special hose hook keeps everything securely in place.
With an array of technical features such as a stainless steel handle and nickel-plated brass valve, you can rely on it to perform when it matters most.